Leaders in TDM Show a Healthy Mature Profession

If you want a list of innovators in the transportation demand management (TDM) industry, you need look no further than the officers and board of the Association for Commuter Transportation(ACT). ACT, the international commuter transportation and TDM advocacy organization, recently elected officers and at-large directors for 2015. The electees are a “who’s-who” of TDM practitioners. Jason …

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Where You Live Determines Whether You Use Transit

Transportation choice in America is largely a product of where one lives, which is both directly and indirectly dependent upon core values and attitudes. This is a major finding in TransitCenter’s Who’s on Board: The 2014 Mobility Attitudes Survey, and it supports the idea that transportation and land use are inextricably linked. While there is …

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New Shared-Space Residential Project Made Possible by Tech, Transit

A new shared-space residential project by Vornado and WeWork, approved in July by the county board, will be Arlington, Virginia’s first micro-unit project, and could be priced affordably. The Crystal City project will be a temporary revamp of the vacant Crystal Plaza 6 office building at 2221 South Clark Street, which is scheduled to be redeveloped by 2050. In the …

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Do Americans Seek Out a Velvet Rope of Status in Suburbia?

Why do so many Americans choose to live in the suburbs, despite the increasingly long commute times and lack of community often associated with these places? Benjamin Ross, a Washington D.C.-based transit activist whose grass-roots lobbying efforts led to the planned Purple Line in Maryland, argues that suburbia has a persistent allure because it is …

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